Jessica Fontaine

Jessica Fontaine (she/her) is a Joseph-Armand Bombardier Canadian Graduate Scholarship holder and a PhD candidate in Communication Studies with an Option in Gender and Women's Studies. Jessica holds a MA in Cultural Studies from the University of Winnipeg (2016), where her research focused on anti-colonial and Indigenous resistance in Indigenous literature and media. Her doctoral dissertation investigates the cultural and industry practices of American and Canadian professional wrestling participants to examine how professional wrestling operates as an affective economy that generates lived material and social effects. In 2017, she published "Illusion, Kayfabe, and Identity Performance in Box Brown and Brandon Easton's Andre the Giant Graphic Biographies" in The Comics Grid. Her chapter, “Indigeneity, Intermediality, and the Haunted Present of Will I See?”, co-written with Candida Rifkind, appears in Graphic Indigeneity: Comics in the Americas Australasia (University Press of Mississippi, 2020).

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